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Nepal Environmental
Treks & Expedition

Himlung Expedition

34 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 1+
Best Season
Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV & Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. Camping Accommodation during Expedition
3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route



Mount Himlung is rather a new expedition peak opened recently- 2001 to be precise. As a result, very few climbers have actually attempted to climb this mountain due to its remote location. The mountain itself is situated close to Nepal-Tibet border between Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, and because of that, part of the journey to reach it will involve trekking through the classic Annapurna-Manaslu trail.

Himlung Himal is 7126m tall and the last village accessible from the mountain is Phu Gaon (4080m). Total days required for climbing Himung including the trekking period is 33 days. The journey starts from Besisahar, the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The partial highlight of this expedition is that you will get to enjoy majestic vistas of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, pass through peaceful and traditional Nepali villages and appreciate pristine wildlife and nature. Also, visit the quaint and unique Tibetan settlements, observe Tibetan-like culture and be amazed by the ruins of medieval palaces.

You will have to trek for at least  seven days to reach the base camp that will be set up at 4800m. Around 8 days will be spent to reach the summit and return to the base camp.
The mountain is a bit technical to climb. The trail is a mixture of snow, ice and rock with some steep faces and crevasses. Rope fixing, using ice axe and foot timing will be required to climb Mt. Himlung.

With Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition, you will get all the support you need to make this expedition successful. The expedition will be operated and led by our experienced Sherpa climbers and guides. You will have plenty of time to learn mountaineering skills in the base camp that will be useful for you to make a successful attempt of the Himlung summit. The organizing of the expedition will be done on full board basis with full base camp service including all climbing equipments.

Trip Itinerary

Arrive to Kathmandu airport, meet our airport representative & transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Preparing day for the expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Expedition briefing in Ministry of tourism. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840 m) via Besi Sahar. Stay overnight at lodge in Bhulbhule.

Drive from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1800m.) takes about five hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600 m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Koto to Daramsala (3230 m). Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Daramsala to Phu Khola (3820 m).  Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Phu Khola to Phugaun (4450 m).

Trek from Phugaun to Himlung Base camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Climbing Period of mount Himlung. Stay all nights at camp.

 Preparation for departure. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Base Camp to Phugaun. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Phugaun (4450 m) to Daramsala (3230 m). Stay overnight at camp.

Trek Daramsala to Koto (2600 m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Koto to Tal (1700 m).  Stay overnight at lodge.

Drive from Tal to Bhulbhule (840 m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to airport for final Departure.

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     a) Kathmandu

    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
    • 5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
    • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
    • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

     b) Trekking/Climbing

    • All land transportation wherever applicable
    • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Himlung Mountain
    • Entry Permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
    • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed holder and 8000 m. Summiteers Climbing / expedition Guide (Sherpa)
    • Cook
    • Kitchen helper
    • Necessary porters
    • 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance
    • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at lodges/ tea houses during the trek and tents/camp during the climbing
    • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 as well as Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
    • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp
    • Appropriate high altitude food for all climbing crews at base camp and above as required
    • High altitude food for members and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crews
    • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
    • 2 bottle Oxygen with mask and regulator for each participant
    • Solar panel for light and battery charger and generator for big group
    • Heater in Base camp in each dining and in other necessary camp
    • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
    • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
    • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
    • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, porters, cooks, cook helper and Liaison officer as follows: 
    • First aid kit
    • Company service charge
    • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips
    • Sherpa summit bonus
    • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
    • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
    • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
    • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera)
    • Personal climbing gears
    • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmanduu

    Equipments Required

    • Personal Gear: Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.
    • Climbing Items: Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device, etc.

Equipment List

Mountaineering Equipment
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer (Asender), Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal